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"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Comment

Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


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Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Mountain View preps for Art & Wine Festival


Photo By: COURTESY OF MIRAMAR EVENTS
Photo Courtesy Of Miramar Events Members of Ancient Winds are among the performers supplying live entertainment at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival.

The Chamber of Commerce Mountain View has scheduled the 41st Mountain View Art & Wine Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 along Castro Street from El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue.

The Chamber sponsors the annual festival to celebrate the community and its culture. The event features live bands, a wide variety of wines and beers, an eclectic selection of food vendors and more than 600 artisans showcasing fine arts, handmade jewelry and accessories, one-of-a-kind clothing and other handcrafted goods.

The festival is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser, enabling the organization to provide services, programs and scholarships in the community.

The Art & Wine Festival evolved from a small street fair, just a few blocks long, into one of the country’s largest.

The Kids’ Park will add bungee jumping to its offerings of Mobile Rock’s 24-foot climbing wall, body art and face painting, Hula Hooping, fossil digs and dinosaur art.

Rides will include the familiar Froghopper, Kids Kopters, Uproar and Dixieland Twister. A special feature this year will be a NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Exhibit.

Sports fans who don’t want to miss any weekend games can visit the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge at Mercy and Castro streets, where they can watch NFL and NCAA football and the baseball pennant races on a giant LED screen. Food and drink will be available.

The Golden State Warrior Girls dance troupe will be on site with prizes, samples of the latest Warrior merchandise with their new bridge logo and information about tickets for the 2012-2013 season.

The city of Mountain View has partnered with Recology to conduct a “Zero Waste” event, fulfilling their goal of “Nothing Wasted.”

Bicycle parking will be available in the St. Joseph Church parking lot at Castro and Church streets, supervised by The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail.

From 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days, paid parking ($5) will be available in the lots at 400 Castro St. and 440 Castro St., Chase Bank and city parking Lot No. 13. Sunday only, additional parking will be available at Kaiser Permanente, 555 Castro St. Parking fees benefit the Community Health Awareness Council in Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

 

For more information, including a festival map, visit www.miramarevents.com/mountainview.

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